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Old 11-22-2013, 05:18 AM   #21
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Visit some of the other RV Forums, Trailer King/Tow Max are getting similar results as the Marathons when on heavier 5ers. Just like Marathons they seem fine on the lighter weight TTs and Boat Trailers, but not anything heavy.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:49 AM   #22
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I'm with Michelle and Ann , E rated Marathons,Trailer Kings,Bridgestone,LT tires,Whatever they are not the right tool for the job for the Big rigs, get some G rated tires and a TPMS and call it good and have piece of mind
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:05 AM   #23
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This is an interesting tire informational article.
http://www.carlisletransportationpro..._Practices.pdf
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I have relatives who used to work in tire manufacturing jobs. 3 different companies, all their jobs left the country
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:13 AM   #25
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Went to Tire Rack and it looks like the Tow Max is a "Made in China" and has the same construction as a Marathon. Is a tire that weighs the same as a Marathon (37lbs) so I do not see the improvement. If you look at the price vs: the cost of a Duravis or a G614 you understand why they are using these tires CHEEP....

Tire rack shows a TowMax @ $125 and a Marathon @ $140

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Power+King&tireModel=Towmax+STR &sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=38R6TMSTR&tab=Specs

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Marathon+Rad ial&sidewall=Blackwall&partnum=38R6MARV3&tab=Sizes

Mr. Mack would be well served if he would put G614's on the entire Montana line. I realize he is fighting competition of other brands and needs to keep his costs down, but most Montana buyers are not first time buyers.

IF a salesman pointed out the differences of models, explained to buyers the benefits of a trailer with better tires. It would be a selling point that the other brands could not match. But then someone would have to educate the RV Salesmen, most of whom have never spent a night in a RV, let alone ever towed one.

For me, I'll stick with my 59lb Duravis and see how they do. 3000+ miles so far, and perfect.

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